The Weather Machine
Once upon a time, in a world not so different to ours, a small blue man built a weather machine... And then it all went terribly wrong. Donovan Bixley's distinctive illustration style shines in this absorbing, entertaining wordless book. Younger children will love the colourful, fun illustrations of the strange but familiar world with its curious inhabitants. Older children will grasp the more subtle meaning behind this environmental Frankenstein-like story about one man who wants to do good but creates a "monster". You'll see something different every time you 'read' it.
Donovan Bixley has illustrated more than 100 stories and book covers as well as over 50 books, including Harry Hobnail & the Pungapeople and Mr Tanglewood & the Pungapeople by beloved New Zealand author Barry Crump. Donovan was the illustrator of the bestselling children's books The Wheels on the Bus (2010) and Old Macdonald's Farm (2011). He has also written and illustrated half a dozen books of his own, including Faithfully Mozart which was a finalist in the 2006 Montana New Zealand Book Awards